nettle

nettle

part of plant used: 
leaves and flowers
botanical name: 
Urtica dioica
alternative names: 
Stinging nettles

Nettles are sweet and salty, cool, astringent and dry. They work to restore, nourish, stabilize, support and dissolve. The medicinal actions of nettles are: blood tonic, antiseptic, tonic and astringent, haemostatic (arrests bleeding), vasodilator, hypotensive, circulatory stimulant, re-mineraliser, anti-rheumatic, anti-haemorrhagic, mild diuretic.